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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 16:48

What do you guys think of this one, for $170 before tax?

 

http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=7839349

 

 

My main goal is to backup my files to a "stationary" drive, because I have 2TB WD passport that I take with me almost everywhere. Streaming media would be a nice option too.




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Posted 30 November 2013 - 16:51

poor man's NAS -

 

USB3 not an option ?

If you want NAS, there are so many options - all better than that.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 16:55

I'd just get a Synology. It's recommended around here.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 16:58

At least its cheap that's the only thing its got going for it no point in paying more when as awalys any old pc equipped with a hp p400 card will trounce any of these trashcan even synology supporting up to 8 drives in RAID 6 with 512mb of battery backed cache for as little as 20$ online.

Not a difficult choice to make, prices on consumer nas's are insane feel sorry for anyone who gets one, you can get a bloody sas expander for the same price as a 4 bay nas on ebay.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:01

Yeah, I was looking for something simple and cheap. I don't want to build my own.

 

Hmm...I thought Seagate was also reputable in the hard drive industry..



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:03

http://www.qnap.com/...8&t=696&n=18381

 

Not really cheap though :p



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:06

With one drive, It's not necessarily a NAS. Just  a drive with extra features.

 

Seagate is reputable, but not as much as WD.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:09

http://www.qnap.com/...8&t=696&n=18381

 

Not really cheap though :p

that's too much, man! you moved further up? brrrrr! :p



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:23

Hello,

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#10 Roger H.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:38

Your listed choice is not terrible per say and will work as a NAS just fine. The only problem is the single drive/no expanding choices. Once that drive is filled you'll have to replace it or buy another one again and have 2 sources of data.

If you don't plan on storing much there then yeah that works just fine but for the money you can get a better option that uses 2 drives or more and go from there.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:48

Really depends what you'll be using the NAS for. This is just a 3TB drive in an enclosure with limited software, a NIC and no expansion. I'd even take a QNAP over it.

 

Just remember you can choose two: Cheap, Fast, Good.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:58

Ok, now I understand. Maybe 2 hdd to raid them, a better option? Any pointers for what I can get for $170?

I like the feature where I can stream videos and access files away from home.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 18:10

This is the closest you are going to get for $170:

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822108095

 

You still have to buy 2 hard drives, though, which would be likely another ~$150.

 

I would HIGHLY recommend you wait and save up a little more. Also, if you go with anything other than Synology, you are wasting your money. The bare minimum I would recommend would be a DS212 at this point.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 18:16

these look good, but wow, no hdds...



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 18:35

I work with LenovoEMC and QNAP consumer / small business grade NAS and i must say that i still prefer to build my own; why is that? Because i can get better hardware parts, better hard drives for less money. Those NAS have too much options (video surveillance in LenovoEMC, for example) that none of my costumers use, so it's useless junk in the OS; the parts like hard drives are more expensive as well. The only benefit is the long warranty (minimum 3 years) and somewhat good support. If i build my own NAS the support is myself, so i can get the necessary hardware for much less and in faster time.

 

Not even mentioning the crap hardware than some business grade NAS have and charge an insane amount for it.